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« on: November 05, 2008 10:01:22 AM »

I was too excited to sit still while watching the election to sit still.  So the results included lots of beaded jewelry items to add to my Christmas craft stockpile, and these:  my "Obama '08-meal Cookies".  I hope that whatever everyone's political leanings, that they are proud of their country and the democratic process as a whole after last nights historic election. 



The ingredients were chosen each with a bit of a tongue-in-cheek double meaning.  The oatmeal as it is a classic favorite in Ireland, and "There's no one as Irish as Barack Obama" (at least according to the little Irishman singing on youtube); the raisins are for some strong moral FIBER; the spices to add interest this election season; the pecans because, well this whole election was a bit nuts; and finally chocolate chips for our chocolaty President-Elect! (Please don't take this very innocent joke the wrong way.  I'm so happy and excited with the outcome of the election, not to mention proud of my fellow countrymen and women.)

3/4 C butter
1/2 C granulated white sugar
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 C oatmeal (quick cooking)
3/4 C chocolate chips
1/2 C raisins
1/2 C pecans

Cream the butter and sugars together.  Add the vanilla, spices, and eggs and mix again to combine.  In another bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Add to wet mixture a little at a time on low speed.  Mix in oatmeal 1 cup at a time.  Finally stir in chocolate chips, raisins, and pecans. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.  Turn the tray and bake an additional 3 minutes, or until golden at the edges.  You may wish to bake these on parchment paper to avoid sticking. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 10:20:19 AM »

lol..  politics aside, those look DELICIOUS!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 10:53:15 AM »

Yummy, I am going to make these tonight.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 12:05:22 PM »

Looks yummy!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 01:15:33 PM »

How do they taste? The last time I thought about putting raisins, nuts, and chocolate chips in the same cookies (granted, they were peanut butter oatmeal to start), I was told by everyone I asked that it would be overkill to put so many "mix ins" in the cookies.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008 06:51:26 PM »

They tasted great actually.  The chocolate and spices were the dominant flavors; the pecans were not an overpowering taste anyway, so they just added a bit of texture/crunch.  The raisins were sort of the same, a lovely chewy sensation that let the chocolate shine through.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008 02:08:19 PM »

Thanks so much for posting this!  I love the reasons behind all your ingredients, and it inspired me to make cookies too!  My mix-ins were chocolate-raspberry chips and dried cranberries (it was what I had & balanced perfectly since the choco-ras were too sweet on their own) and they turned out great - so yummy!  Thank you!
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